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Sports encourages youth towards healthy activities – Bilawal
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Sports encourages youth towards healthy activities – Bilawal

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada PAKISTAN: Young parliamentarian on Saturday said that promoting sports and culture activities could be the best tool to wipe out social evil and encourag youth towards healthy activities in the militancy suffered district Khyber. Speaking at the prize distribution ceremony, MPA Bilawal Khan Afridi said that the main purpose of the event was to promote such healthy activites.He said sports and culture events could motivate youth to contribute and discourage anti social elements. He said peace could be maintained when the government along with the civil society promote sports and culture in the region. He said presence of hundreds of spectators at the Jamrud sports stadium proved that peace has returned to the region. He urged people to work for the longlast...
Media urged to play role to end violence against women
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Media urged to play role to end violence against women

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada PAKISTAN: Rubab Mehdi,regional commissioner for protection of women against harassment at workplace on Tuesday said that government and civil society should join hands to end violence against women at work place so that women folk could perform their duties without fear.  A large number of students including girls and boys, professors and civil society members attended the seminar.  The aim of the 16-day activism was to encourage the raising of women voices against injustices, violations or deprivation of their due rights. The seminar,at Peshawar University, was organized by the Aurat Foundation with the collaboration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the status of women as a series of 16-day activism campaign to eliminate Violence Against W...
Ex Minister, elders reject merger, demand restoration of Khasadars, levies forces
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Ex Minister, elders reject merger, demand restoration of Khasadars, levies forces

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada PAKISTAN: Rejecting the unacceptable and forced merged of tribal agencies into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, tribal elders in a joint consultative gathering with the government officials demanded the reinstatement of tribal elders Jirga, Khasadar and levies forces which they said would be in the best interest of the 12 million tribal residents. Speaking on the occasion former federal minister Malik Waris Khan Afridi, Malik Darya Khan Zakhakhel, Malik Abdur Razaq Afridi, Malik Abdul Mannan Mulagori, Jamat-e-Islami local chapter leader Muqtadar Shah Afridi and others rejected the ex-Fata merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They said none of the tribal elder was consulted before they could take their consensus on the constitutional issue to bring tribal areas into main stream...
12th Pakistan vintage cars rally concluded at Khyber pass
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12th Pakistan vintage cars rally concluded at Khyber pass

PAKISTAN: 12th Pakistan vintage cars rally started from Karachi reached to the historical Khyber Pass on Saturday where it ended at the last hills top security check post Michni near the Torkham border. More than forty different brands cars were the part of the rally which were decorated with different colours. They reached to Khyber Pass,the historical gateway in  tribal district,where residents showered flowers on them.The cars rally later drove toward Pak-Afghan border where they ended the rally at Michni check post.The rally participants were briefed about the historical and stratigic background. The rally was welcomed at various spots in Khyber district where children,elders and youth waved their hands and chanted slogans of Pakistan Zindabad.A number of children and wemon...
FBR constitutes high level committee to resolve exporters’ issues
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FBR constitutes high level committee to resolve exporters’ issues

PAKISTAN: Pakistan's customs and Federal Board of Revenue(FBR) on Tuesday constituted a high level committee and held it first meeting with traders and transporters to addrrss their genuine problems.   Khyber Chamber of Comerace and Industries office bearers,Captain Murad of Frontier Corps(FC), National Logistic Cell(NLC) head in Torkham Major Jahanzeb,additional Director FIA, State Bank representative Amir Mumtaz,National Bank of Pakistan,Sarhad Chamber of Comerace and Industries, All Torkham Custom agents Association president Zaheerullah, Transporters Union president Azeemullah,Hazrat Umar Shinwari,Qari Nazeem Gul and Ziaul Haq Sarhadi were selected the committee members  The first meeting of the joint committee was held at Zero point at Torkham border which was ch...
Food Crisis: Pakistan blocking efforts to send relief materials to Afghan — India
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Food Crisis: Pakistan blocking efforts to send relief materials to Afghan — India

The Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan after nearly two decades of open air. However, the country's economy was devastated by the civil war.  Extreme political turmoil has brought disaster to the lives of ordinary people. There has been a severe food crisis.  In such a situation, India has started sending food items to the distressed Afghans but Pakistan is continuously trying to stop this effort. According to foreign ministry sources, New Delhi has decided to send 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan in response to the food crisis. They were supposed to reach Afghanistan via Pakistan by truck through land for which at least 5 thousand trucks are required.  India has sought Islamabad's permission to use the road to ship large quantities of goo...
First Uzkeb consignment reaches Pakistan via Torkham border
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First Uzkeb consignment reaches Pakistan via Torkham border

PAKISTAN: The first consignment of trucks from Uzbekistan on Wednesday reached Pakistan through the Pak-Afghan border Torkham. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile and Investment Abdul Razzaq Dawood welcomed the shipment. Lieutenant General Makhmudov, IGFC and other officials from Uzbekistan were also present on the occasion. “We are trying to boost trade with countries in the region, the first consignment of four vehicles arrived in Pakistan from Uzbekistan,” an official said. It should be noted that the Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Uzbekistan on July 15, 2021, where a number of trade agreements were signed between the two countries, under which Pakistan will give access to its ports to Central Asian states through Afghanistan. In return, Pakistani traders ...
Senior health officers found absent from duties in Khyber: IMU
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Senior health officers found absent from duties in Khyber: IMU

PAKISTAN: Running private clinics, a number of health department employees including senior doctors and medical officers remained absent from their duties for months in district Khyber, official sources said on Sunday. An official of Independent Monitoring Unit(IMU) on the condition of anonymity told The Daily Vendor Newspaper that they have found absent at least 23 ghost employees at various hospitals and health facilities in district Khyber. He said some of the missing health department employees were running their private clinics and medical facilities while receiving salaries every month.  He said the missing health officials included senior doctors, lady health workers and other junior staff were notified to the health high ups in their monthly reports. He also shared...
ISIS, Al-Qaida Affiliates Busted in Landikotal – CTD
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ISIS, Al-Qaida Affiliates Busted in Landikotal – CTD

PAKISTAN:  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Counter Terrorism Department(CTD) on Friday claimed to have foiled a terrorism bid and arrested four ISIS and Al-qaida affiliates in Mazreena area of Sultankhel village in Landikotal tehsil in district Khyber, officials sources said. The sources said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa counter terrorism department police on the basis of secret information took action and raided on a compound in the hilly Mazreena village in Landikotal,some 10 kilometers from Pak-Afghan border Torkham. CTD police in a press release here issued said that the arrested persons were the ISIS and Al-Qaida facilitators who were planning to conduct attacks in Peshawar city and in surrounding localities.  It it said in the press statement that four terrorists were arrested during th...
ANP stages protest against sky rockecting prices in the country
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ANP stages protest against sky rockecting prices in the country

PAKISTAN: Awami National Party Khyber district chapter Monday staged a protest rally against the none-stop prices hiking in the country. Awami National Party Khyber district president Shah Hussain Shinwari led the rally. Local elders and bazaar union workers also participated in the protest rally. They were holding placards and banners with slogans against the sky rocketing prices, joblessness and restrictions on pedastrian movement on Torkham border. Speaking on the occasion, ANP local chapter president Shah Hussain Shinwari said that the government failed to give releif to the citizens. He said on the call of ANP central president Aimal Wali Khan they have organized protest rallies in all merged districts. He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government was not capable to cope ...
Hail storm chills weather in Pakistan
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Hail storm chills weather in Pakistan

PAKISTAN: First hail storm and heavy downpour of the winter season in Pakistan changed the weather on Sunday and ended the long hot summer. The weather all of a sudden changed when black clouds spread all around, followed by heavy rain and hail storm. It caused flash floods that swept away several vehicles in difderent areas.  Meanwhile, hail storm covered the plane areas and hills with white sheet that droped down the temprature to minus degrees.  Residents in Tirah told The Daily Vindor Newspaper that hills in Tirah, Murree and Swat received first snow fall of the season that could also attract visitors.  Aleem Afridi, resident in Tirah Maidan said around ten inches of snow was recored on the plane areas of Tirah valley.  He said due to lack of electri...
Turkish Redcrescent sends food items to Afghanistan
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Turkish Redcrescent sends food items to Afghanistan

PAKISTAN: Turkish hunamitarian organization Red-Crescent and Pak-Afghan Cooperation forum on Saturday donated food items to cope with the scarcity of foods in Afghanistan.  In this connection a ceremony was held at Torkham Zero point where addtional assistant commissioner Landikotal Ashrafuddin handed over the foods to Afghan border officials led by Mulvi Sherzad.  Talking to reporters Afghan Taliban Torkham commissioner Mulvi Sherzad thanked Pakistan and Turkish Red-Crescent for their humanitarian aid. He said Afghan government and citizens have appreciated the ongoing assistance after they took over Afghanistan.  He said that Pakistan always helped Afghan nationals in hard times. He said the recent foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qurashi's visit was fruitful for Afghani...
Covid-19 frontline health workers awarded in Peshawar
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Covid-19 frontline health workers awarded in Peshawar

PAKISTAN: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Provincial Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) came together to laud the efforts of frontline health workers during the COVID-19 response and awarded them with shields and certificates on Saturday. IRC and its partner MERF commemorated the efforts of frontline health workers and arranged a colorful ceremony where they were honored with shields and certificates. Provincial finance and health minister Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagrah was the chief guest who handed over certificates along with Director General Health KP doctor Naiz Muhammad. The IRC and directorate-general for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO), initiated COVID-19 Emergency response, in the immediate aftermath of lockdo...
Businessmen urge Pakistan to resolve trade issues with Afghanistan
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Businessmen urge Pakistan to resolve trade issues with Afghanistan

PAKISTAN: Pak-Afghan joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry(PAJCCI) has asked the  Pakistani government to resolves the business community problems aggressively and avail benefits from the changed scenario in Afghanistan.  The meeting was also attended by private sectors from both sides, customs and NLC officials. Additional Directer Transit, Wajid Zaman, Additional Collector Customs, Muhmmad Tayyab, Deputy Director Transit Ghulam Khan, Amanat Khan, Deputy Director Transit Torkhem and Asfandyar also attended the meeting. Businessmen from Pakistan included Faiz Muhammad, Khalid Shezad, Imtiaz Ahmad, Shuja Muhammad and Shahid Hussian were also part of the meeting. Co-chairman Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI), Khan Jan Alokozai  said thi...
Christian MP distributes foods to Landikotal Muslims
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Christian MP distributes foods to Landikotal Muslims

PAKISTAN: Minority member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa parliament Wilson Wazir and Christians clergyman on Saturday distributed food and non-food items among deserving Afghan refugees and deserving residints in Landikotal.  Christians clergymen from Lahore Munir Shahid under the Afghan Refugee support program distributed flour, ghee, sugar, pulses and water tanks among 220 persons including Afghan refugees, disabled persons, widows, christians and labourers in Landikotal.  Talking to The Daily Vendor Newspaper, MPA Wilson Wazir said he requested Munir Shahid to help the jobless labourers, christians and those Afghan refugees residing in Landikotal. He thanked him and provided a package of different items.  Munir Shahid said they provided first package to the deservin...
Pakistan customs sends humanitarian goods to Afghanistan
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Pakistan customs sends humanitarian goods to Afghanistan

TORKHAM BORDER: Customs Health Care society with the collaboration of Pakistan's customs on Thursday donated 16 trucks of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan via Torkham border. In this connection a ceremony was arranged at Torkham border where federal ombudsman Asif Mehmood Jah was chief guest. A large number of customs, military and civil administration officials including member, custom operation Sayed Tariq Huda, Chief collector Ahmad Raza, collector appraisement Amjadur Rehman and leutenant colonel Jaffar also attended the ceremony.  Pakistan's consul in Afghan city Jalalabad Abid Khan, Afghan business attache in Peshawar and Afghan officials also attended the event.  Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan's consul general in Jalalabad Abidullah Khan said th...
Christians demand funds for minorities colony in Landikotal
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Christians demand funds for minorities colony in Landikotal

PAKISTAN: Christian families living in Landikotal on Tuesday demanded of the federal and provincial governments to allocate funds to purchase land and construct their own homes in Landikotal tehsil.  Speaking with The Daily Vendor Newspaper, Pakistan Minority Alliance excutive committee member and Landikotal Christians community elder Malik Arshad Masih said that they had sent letters to Prime minister Imran Khan and provinvical chief minister Mehmood Khan demanding them to establish a residential colony for minorities residing in Landikotal for the last several decads.  He said in two separate letters the Khyber Christian community contended that more than 300 minority families were residing in government quarters established in Jamrud and Landikotal administrations compo...
Two Hundred Tribal Girls Graduate from US Funded Program
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Two Hundred Tribal Girls Graduate from US Funded Program

PAKISTAN: United States Embassy in Pakistan has issued a statement stating that so far two hundred girls who hailed from newly merged tribal districts have graduated from the Access English Microscholarship program conducted in FATA University Kohat. It said in the US Embassy social media account that an online ceremony was held at FATA University Kohat where the girls graduated from earstwhile FATA received their degrees. The two-year long US Embassy funded after-school language learning program provides a foundation of English-language and leadership skills to talented 14-16 year old students from economically disadvantaged communities. It said in the statement that United States Consul General Richard H.Riley attended the online ceremony and addressed the students via video confe...
Meteorological station installed in Landikotal
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Meteorological station installed in Landikotal

PAKISTAN: To inform general public of the torrential rain and flash floods, the first ever meteorological station formally opened in Landikotal subdivision on Tuesday. Director general meteorological department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Riaz Khan and director Muhammad Bakhtyar formally inaugurated the metreological station established at the administration compound here in Landikotal.  Speaking on the occasion Riaz Khan said that Asian development Bank and the government of Pakistan assisted and supported the project. He said a total of six meteorogical stations would be established in the merged districts in the coming months. He said two each metreological stations in Khyber, Mohmand and Bajaur districts would be established.  Riaz said Rs,20 million would be the cost for the ...
Two die, another injured in Khyber targeted killings
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Two die, another injured in Khyber targeted killings

PAKISTAN: Two people were killed while another wounded in growing target killing incidents which happened in Khyber Tribal district, shares border with Afghanistan, sources said on Monday. Local journalist told The Daily Vendor Newspaper that the first incident happened in Bara tehsil jurisdiction early in the morning when two unidentified assailants shot dead Noor Sharif, resident of Bara and fled from the scene. He said two men riding a motorcycle came and opened indiscriminate gun fire, leaving Noor Sharif dead on the spot. Another person identified as Muhammad Khan also sustainted bullet injuries. He was rushed to hospital for medical treatment. Meanwhile on the same day, around 3pm local time, in the same type of incident in the same locality, another person was gu...
Pakistan sends humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
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Pakistan sends humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

PAKISTAN: Pakistan handed over third the cap of humanitarian aid to Afghan and handed it over to Afghan border officials at Torkham border on Saturday. A brief ceremony was held at Zero point between Pakistan and Afghanistan which was attended by a border officials of both countries.  Assistant commissioner of Landikotal Akbar Iftikhar Ahmad led the Pakistani side who formally hannded over the aid consignment to Afghan counterpart on behalf of Pakistan.  Afghan border incharge commissioner Mulvi Ghanzi received the edibles in six trucks from Pakistani authorities. The food items which include sugar, flour, pulses and Ghee would be distributed among the needy Afghan citizens. Assistant commissioner Akbar Iftikhar Ahmad told The Daily Vendor Newspaper that it was t...
26 Companies sign up as Britain takes Climate Change campaign to Pakistan
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26 Companies sign up as Britain takes Climate Change campaign to Pakistan

PAKISTAN: British High Commissioner doctor Christian Turner on Friday launched a bid to secure 26 companies in Pakistan to make ‘Race to Zero’ pledges by COP 26 Climate Change Conference to be held at the end of this month. The British High Commissioner has been visiting Karachi to launch the race to get the 26 companies operating in Pakistan to commit to net zero emissions by 2050. So far 12 companies in Pakistan are committed - including one after meeting the High Commissioner on his visit. With one month to go until the COP 26 global climate change conference hosted in the UK, the UK Government is looking for more to take the leap. Globally more than 3,000 companies have signed up in the campaign so far.  The High Commissioner’s visit was part of an environment and climat...
Pakistan Foreign Office speaks on bill introduced in the US Senate
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Pakistan Foreign Office speaks on bill introduced in the US Senate

PAKISTAN: In response to media queries about draft bill introduced by some U.S. Senators, the foreign office spokesperson on Wednesday said that they were always saying that Afghan conflict had no other solution but table talks. He said that they see a debate is underway in Washington both in the media and on Capitol Hill to reflect on and examine the circumstances leading to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. He said the draft legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by a group of Senate Republicans seems to be a reaction to this debate. The spokesman said legislation includes references to Pakistan that are completely unwarranted. "We find all such references inconsistent with the spirit of Pakistan-U.S. cooperation on Afghanistan since 2001, including facilitation of the Afghan...
Sales Tax on fresh fruits from Afghanistan abolished
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Sales Tax on fresh fruits from Afghanistan abolished

PAKISTAN: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue(FBR) Dr Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed on Sunday visited Torkham border and reviewed the system of clearances being provided by Pakistan Customs.  He was received by the Chief Collector Peshawar, Ahmed Raza Khan, member customs (Operations), Syed Tariq Huda and member Customs (Policy) Saeed Jadoon. Chairman FBR was given presentation at Zero point about the mechanism of clearance at Torkham border by the officers of Pakistan Customs.  Ahmed Reza Khan welcomed the chairman and stated that the visit of the chairman would bridge the gap between the trade community of Torkham and FBR which would be a good omen for trade facilitation. FBR chairman said sales tax on fruits import from Afghanistan has been abolished. He said it will help t...
Labourers stage protest at Pak-Afghan border
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Labourers stage protest at Pak-Afghan border

PAKISTAN: Torkham Labourer Union and residents jointly staged a protest demonstration rally from Landikotal bazaar to Torkham where they blocked road to record their protest against the hard restrictions for labourers working acrossing the border on Sunday. Hundreds of residents and political parties workers also joined the labourers who were holding black flags and marched from Landikotal bazaar to Torkham border. They were chanting slogans against the hard and fast restrictions on Torkham border crossing for pedastrian movement. JUI-F senior leader Mufti Muhammad Ijaz, Torkham custom association chairman Mirajuddin Shinwari, labour union president Farman Khan and Naujawanan-e-Qabail president Israr Shinwari led the protest rally. They marched from Landikotal bazaar and gathered...
FBR Chairman visits Pak-Afghan border
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FBR Chairman visits Pak-Afghan border

PAKISTAN: Federal Board of Revenue(FBR) chairman Doctor Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed on Saturday visited Torkham border and inspected various customs and FBR departments. Pakistan customs collector Peshawar Amjadur Rehman, Frontier Corps(FC) commandant Col, Rizwan Nazeer, Sarhad Chamber of commerace president Ziaulhaq Sarhadi and other officials were also accompanied him. Ashfaq Ahmed also went to Torkham Zero point where he was briefed about the current situation on the border with Afghanistan. He also met with officials and Torkham custom agents association office bearers. He heard them and assured to resolve their genuine problems on priority bases. He said they want to improve trade relation with Afghanistan and double the import and export target via Torkham border.  "Initi...
Rocket fired at the house of martyred police officer in Khyber
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Rocket fired at the house of martyred police officer in Khyber

PAKISTAN: Militancy related incidents gradually increasing in district Khyber as unidentified miscreants attacked the house of a former tribal police officer with rocket launcher on Friday, no casualty was however reported, sources said. The sources said that a rocket was fired on the ex-tribal police Line Officer(LO) Zarmat Khan's house in the Jamrud police station jurisdiction. Zarmat Khan had also martyred 9-year ago. According to sources, the house was partially damaged in the attack, but luckily the inmates remained unhurt in the attack. It was learnt that the culprits fled the scene after commiting the crime. Jamrud police registered case against unknow people and started investigation. Brother of late Zarmat Khan, Frontier Corps(FC) retired subedar(R) Latif Khan&nb...
Customs foils attempt to smuggle arms at Torkham border
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Customs foils attempt to smuggle arms at Torkham border

PAKISTAN: Custom authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle US, German and Australian made arms at Torkham border on Tuesday. The Daily Vendor Newspaper gathered that the truck conveying the arms was taken into custody. Custom official Saddiq Akbar disclosed that they had prior information that arms could be smuggled from Afghanistan via Torkham border. He said customs authorities constituted a team who stopped a truck loaded with fresh vegetables when entered into Pakistan.  During search of hidden cavities in the truck, custom officials recovered 11 USA, German an Australian made pistols, 3 night vision binoculars, Kalashinlove parts and bullets. According to the official the seazed arms worth was in millions in the open market. The driver, according to custom official, f...
Provide us alternate shelter before demolishing our homes – Christians in Landikotal beg government
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Provide us alternate shelter before demolishing our homes – Christians in Landikotal beg government

PAKISTAN: Christian families have appealed to the government to provide them with alternative shelter before going ahead to demolish their century-old homes in Landikotal. The Daily Vendor Newspaper correspondent in Pakistan said, Arshad Masih, flanked by a number of Christian women and children, told a press conference on Monday that without proper notice, they were asked to vacate the homes. Masih said they have served as government servants and served at different government departments. Arshad Masih said more than thirty christian families were living in the official compound in Landikotal before partition. He said on the short notice issued to them to leave their homes, Christian community across the country should raise a voice for them. "Where will we go to if our chi...
Labour union stage protest against border restrictions
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Labour union stage protest against border restrictions

PAKISTAN: Torkham labour union and Naojawanan-e-Qabail on Sunday jointly staged a protesting sit-in at Bacha Khan Chowk in Landikotal against the Torkham border restrictions which have resulted in hundreds of labourers losing their jobs. Holding black flags in their hands and black taps on their heads and arms the protesters chanted slogans against the hard and fast restriction on Torkham border crossing.  Naojawanan-e-Qabail president Israr Shinwari and Torkham labourers union president Farman Shinwari led the protest.  They chanted slogans to relax the border crossing for labourers who work across the border. Hundreds of labourers, vendors, shopkeepers and business community members participated in the sit-in.  Speaking on the occasion, Jamiat  Ulema-e-Is...